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>>> tonight, washington remembers chuck brown, the godfather of go go as hundreds celebrate his life and music. >> the worst crash scene some have ever seen. now we know it started when a real cop started two police impersonators. >> details emerging about the death of robert f. kennedy jr.'s estranged wife. first to a man whose name goes hand in hand with washington d.c. chuck brown. he loved the city, changed its music and will forever be remembered for it. >> he died today at age 75 after a battle with pneumonia. a look back on his life. ♪ ♪ ♪ you don't have a thing ♪ >> reporter: charles brown's career spanned 50 years seldom a moment he was not jamming in front of a crowd of bobbing heads and moving feet. the north carolina native got his start in the 60s playing the guitar for a d.c. based latin band. by the 70s. chuck brown was coming into his own. and go go was born. ♪ from the country >> reporter: the godfather of go go its what the world called brown, creator of a musical genre synonymous with d.c. >> they have heard funk before. another form of funky music.
father of the modish d.c -- modern d.c. music scene. chuck brown. he captured the pulse of the street and the beat of the drum. a beat that make a chuck brown show part carnival, part love affair between audience and band. tonight we remember the band leader. >> his passing is a sad moment, but this broadcast will not be a wake. it will be a celebration of a man that gave sows much that despite his absence, will live touched by everyone. >> brown died of multiple organ failure due to sepsis. >> he was treated at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. he was admitted earlier this month after complaining of arthritis and doctors found blood clots in his legs. the clots were removed but brown came down with pneumonia while hospitalized. we have team coverage as we celebrate the life of one of our area's truly most beloved musicians. >> here is bruce johnson with a lot more on the legacy of chuck brown. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater. chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago. he is here tonight in spirit. hundreds if not thousands gather to g
chuck brown, the father of go-go, dead at the age of 75. ahead, a look back at his life and the worldwide reaction to his passing. good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 today." today might be the perfect day. as we take a look sup it goiks to be a delightful day today. enjoy. we had a front come through overnight just with a few clouds. it shifted our wind into the north and that brought in somewhat cooler weather as we got into the 80s. yesterday. it dropped down into the 50s. that's most of the mountain region. shenandoah valley and areas to the west and north of washington. that includes the counties. mid-60s in washington now. all this area in the lighter gre green. it jea it's generally in the 60s. now, hometown forecast for leesburg, loudoun county, night the 50s there now and by noontime should be in the 60s with a few clouds about. peek near 70 by the afternoon thflt time tomorrow morning all the way whack down the 40s. a chilly start to friday. we'll look at your day planner in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic now? >> not looking very nicely at auchl
brown didn't stop until he had to. he had concert dates lined up in the district. when he got sick and ended up in the hospital. tonight, the man behind busting loose and so many distinctive songs has died. we'll start our team coverage with audrey barnes. >> by early afternoon, chuck brown's manager confirm what many feared was coming for weeks. the legendary singer and guitarist was dead. it didn't take long for radio stations to start playing all the hits and for people to take to the streets to remember him. an impromptu vigil at the howard theater swelled to the hundreds. fans and friends of d.c. great, chuck brown, gathered to remember him. radio station, wkys pumped out a stream of his songs. brown was supposed to hold a concert at the howard last month, but had to cancel when he fell ill. >> he just put d.c. on the map. >> on the ♪ [ musical map, that is. he helped launch a new genera in d.c. called go-go. busting loose grew his fan base over time. brown received his first grammy nomination in 2010 for a duo called love. his family is asking for privacy, but not befor
stem from the go-go sound that started with chuck brown. our matt jablow is down along chuck brown way in northwest d.c. with more on the man who started the movement. matt. >> reporter: tributes for the godfather of go-go are pouring in tonight from all over. from those who love chuck brown the musician and chuck brown the person. chuck was 16 years old when he first met chuck brown. >> i owe a lot to him. >> reporter: thompson says they got along great from the start. both personally and professionally. thompson played in chuck's band and produced chuck's grammy nominated album. >> one of the easiest people to ever work with in the studio. >> reporter: one day after the death of the godfather of go- go, thompson says chuck the person and chuck the performer will always be with him. >> right now, i feel like he's everywhere now, you know. i got the travel size. i have him whenever i need him. >> reporter: a father figure is how thompson described chuck brown. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> reporter: brian mills described chuck in the exact same way. >> got
brown. >> it is party time. >> kevin has an angel and they are doing go-go in heaven. >> fox amorning news continues right now. right now. south a sad day as washington, d.c. wakes up but we have some nice weather to look forward to today, folks. it is thursday, may 17th, 2012. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. all morning, right here, we'll look back on the influence of chuck brown, the godfather of go-go. everybody knows d.c.'s cease side, the monuments, the politic. but chuck brown's beat fueled the heart of the city. he passed with a yesterday at the age of 75. >> hundreds of fans also gathered outside the howard theater last night for an incident prompt use vigil there. he was set to perform there in front of a sold high pressure out crowd next month. this morning, we are sharing some of your femmeries on our facebook page. let's take a look at i few of them. carolyn posted rest in peace, chuck. we will always miss you. -- an impromptu vigil there. this morning, we are sharing some of your memories on our facebook page. >> every
>>> singing that all morning. the music world is remembering the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. i'm sarah simmons i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. certainly very sad to hear about the passing of chuck brown but as we've been saying, his music will live on. all of us still moving in like we always have. >> all right, will, let's see some more moves. >> wait until the next commercial. >> i know it's sad morning but we are starting the day with the weather on a positive note. if you can, are get out and enjoy today. it will be just about perfect around here later. there is your cold front moving through as we speak. south and east of the city now, if you are in southern maryland, lower eastern shore, you have not quite gotten the cooler and drier air. the conditions here should get gradually more and more comfortable throughout the morning. currently, we are still a little warm. 69 at reagan national. 66 at dulles. bwi marshall, 67 degrees. here is your forecast for today. just a perfect afternoon. lots of sunshine. low humidity, 75 your daytime high in washington and
for you from the country to the inner city ♪ >>> chuck brown passed way yesterday after a short bout with pneumonia at age 75. he was the founder of go-go, a sound that came to define the district. >> this morning the city that loved him so much is showed their love for him. dancing out in the streets in north washington last night and tracee wilkins is live outside that theater this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. chuck brown created this music in the '70s and has been playing it all of this time. i can tell you i have never seen the actual end of a chuck brown concert because i get tired have and go home. he would keep playing with all of this energy and enthusiasm like he was still 20 30r years old. in his 70s would play for hours and hours. i mean nonstop. no intermission. no breaks. this was music about the people of d.c. and the people of d.c. were in it and helped to create it. it's fitting that would want to come here and pay tribute to him. let me show you what it looked like last night. as you said, thousands of people dancing in the streets. his da
saying washington, d.c.'s heart is broken with the loss of chuck brown. gary is live where he is getting the reaction to washingtonens that are just learning the news. gary. >> reporter: i talked to one man who said you're reporting about the death of chuck brown. there's nothing negative to say. he said when you talk about chuck brown, the only thing you can do is glow. you talk about chuck brown as being a washington institution, the chili bowl is an institution. chuck was here often. served on him, was a friend, what legacy do you think mr. brown leaves to washington, d.c.? >> he's more of a family member to us, everybody enjoyed chuck brown. everybody loved him. we are going to deeply miss chuck brown for ever and ever. >> reporter: mr. smith, why was his music important to d.c.? what difference did it make? >> it made a difference because he was the founder of go-go. everybody loves chuck brown. everybody loved go-go in d. c. back in the day, they love go- go. loved chuck. >> i was told by one fan, if you went to a chuck brown concert and you weren't feeling good, chuck could f
. nk you. >> that is a d.c. legend. music lovers all over the world are remembering chuck brown this morning. the pioneer of go-go passed away from multiple organ failure after suffering from knew mope i can't. he was the creative force behind go-go. >> shawn yancy takes a look back at his amazing career and life. life. >> reporter: for five decades, chuck brown gave his fans his all keeping them on his feet with heart-thumping go-go beats, a genre of music that he created. >> at first, they had go-go clubs, dancers, no music. i decided to call it go-go music. >> reporter: in 2010, chuck earned his first ever grammy nomination. >> it is the greatest thing. oh, my god. >> reporter: how did it make you feel? >> i haven't gotten over it yet. i ain't never going to get over it, okay? >> reporter: chuck started sing gospel when he was just a little boy. he spent his youth in and out of jails. lorton penitentiary in northern virginia is the place that gave hive to his musical career. >> after i did about three of those shows, i knew i was going to be something. when i got out of there
for their trips. >>> the tributes continue to pour in for the late chuck brown. coming up, we talk to the men who helped d.c. music legend, go-go. but first, a second grader in colorado tries to honor an african american icon, but instead, gets a hard lesson in race relations. we'll talk about this one. stay with us. >>> all in state students at virginia tech will see their tuition go up next year. the university board of visitors approved a 3.9% hike for tuition and fees and that means students will have to shell out close to $11,000 a year to go to virginia tech. that increase, governor bob mcdonald had requested, he wanted state schools to keep state tuition under 8%. >>> a project sparked racism. the kid's name is shawn king and he had been assigned to dress up like martin luther king, so as you might see there, the second grader put on a black suit and a fake mustache and some dark face paint. members of the faculty and students complained about it. the principal told shawn to wash his face. the 8-year-old said no. he was sent home. >> i worked very hard. i tried my best. i don't want to be
tribute to chuck brown. the d.c. music legend died yesterday. he was 75 years ode. chuck brown was born in north carolina but he made his name on the d.c. music scene in the '70s. literally made his name over because he went to jail as one thing and said never going back to jail. i'm going to be chuck brown and never went back to jail as that name. in 2009 part of 7th street near t street northwest was renamed chuck brown way. he played live concerts up until last year. he was even honored by the national symphony orchestra last september. >> when anybody you meet talks about chuck brown they instantly smile. you'll notice that. a crowd gathered outside the howard theater last night for an impromptu vigil last night to honor chuck brown and it wasn't a sad event. it was a celebration of his music and a lot of people were dancing. chuck brown called his music go- go because it just kept going. he created the continuous beat to stock the dance floors at the clubs from clearing out. >> delia goncalves is live at the studios in maryland with more on the legacy. good morning. >> reporter: g
'm originally from washington, d.c., and ian just don't know life without chuck brown. certainly, he was able toab captivate audiences all the time, shows back to back to back, coming to multiple shows,t and heip was able to put go-go into a national arena and where people around the world know go-go music.c. >> what does this mean to you? personally?pe >> my heart is heavy and i feel sad because it's a staple of my growing up, and it's justs vetches, something that reminds me so much of home, i now reside in philadelphia, and i miss homm and wish i could be there with the folks today to celebrate him, and just being able to work with him once in my life is huge, and certainly just myus heart is heavy, but i know in aw the legacy he left will live on, especially through me and others like myself. >> thank you very much.er we appreciate you joining us. >> here is a rare clip of the a duo with marion barry. >> councilman barry joins us live at fox 5 studios. we just heard aja touch on it. how much of a role do you think he has played in the identity of this city?y? >> i've known chuck brown ove
-go. singer, song writer, and guitarist, chuck brown, helped define d.c.'s music scene with this funky beat. tonight, fox 5 is remembering chuck brown. the godfather may be gone, but his music and influence lives on. >>> thank you for joining us, i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. chuck brown died at the age of 75 today. he was at john hopkins battling pneumonia. >> fox 5's audrey barnes begins our coverage. audrey. >> reporter: chuck brown was perhaps best known as the gadfather of go-go, but he was an incredible family man. he scheduled his concert appearances around his son's football games and he passed his music to his other son. he left his mark on d.c. as well. >> talk about going to ben's chili bowl. you talk about the lincoln theater, the howard theater, and you talk about chuck. because they are all institutions. >> love grown up loving chuck brown. he sang at her high school prom and to this day, she still moves by his music. >> i know all those chuck brown songs and when i hear one, i will get out of my car and dance in the street if i have to. chuck brown could no
. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater, chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago. he's here tonight in spirit. and as hundreds if not thousands of people gather to give chuck a d.c. sendoff. >> we lost a great one so we got to celebrate his life and his legacy. >> i love chuck brown. i've been listening to him all my life every school dance. ♪ >> reporter: d.c. mayor gray says he may open the washington convention center for chuck brown's funeral. >> chuck was a great human being. and frankly a good friend of mine. >> reporter: tributes were pouring in from the high and mighty to the low for the father of go go. >> he flew off the covers and made people understand we are a lot more than a government town. >> probably tell the city to party hard for him tonight. he really would tell the city to party hard. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a gramny mom nation? >> oh my god. unbelievable. ♪ >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had the o
, "on your side." >> a live look from the convention center for the funeral service for chuck brown about to begin any minute now. lining up to say their goodbyes to the man known as the godfather of go-go. many big names are attending today's memorial service. john? >> there are more than 14,000 people inside for this special memorial service. pretty much all of the seats are taken. this is the program they are handing out at the door for the thousands of fans to say goodbye to the godfather of go-go. each fan has a special story. hundreds of people started lining up well before the road were blocked and before the doors were opened. >> chuck brown was wonderful. he was such a legacy. >> inside, mourners are greeted by a montage as they walk by and the casket. >> 1986 my wife for graduating and chuck brown was doing a live report from the hotel room. i left my wife in the hotel. >> many fans had a chance to meet the 75-year-old godfather of go-go. today, those here are adopting this day as chuck brown day. >> he never turns you down. >> i used to sneak in the theater on the side of
in people. now people pay their respects to the father of go-go chuck brown. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> fans began lining up for today's viewing long before the howard theatre opened its doors at 11:00. we have team coverage of today's viewing for the music ledge jendle. we're going to -- legend. we're going to begin with bruce johnson who joins us from the howard theatre. >> reporter: they started lining up a couple of hours ago. i'm surrounded by a few of chuck brown's friends. it's been like this all morning long. wind me up, chuck. let's go to the videotape. ♪ feel like busting loose >> i'm both sad and excited. chuck and i were personal friends for 35, 40 years. >> i'm going to miss him. it ain't going to be the same ever again. >> the godfather of soul. >> the music, man, is unbelievable, manual. just wish -- man. just wish you were in that zone. just keeps you there for the whole party. >> chuck was like a father to me for real. he taught me, you know, the ups and downs of the business. >> we claimed chuck. chuck was ours. and we think, you know, he made it we
has done a profile on chuck brown. i have been here over 30 years. so i said chuck, can i do a profile? he said of course. nobody asked to talk to me. we stood on u street. you can see some of the shots. people wanting a hug from him. chuck is the man. he started out, he went to lorton. that's where he got a chance to get his life together. he learned to play guitar, he got some education. he started this go go thing, except for busting loose, didn't go much further than d.c., but everybody samples their work. but chuck brown, you know, we love him and i got to show you this piece we did, derek, six years ago on chuck brown. that first piece that was done on him in a long time. >> when i say chuck brown, what do you think of? >> god father of soul. >> i thought that was james brown? >> no, that's chuck brown. >> he's been around for years. since i was a little boy. >> okay, i'm just happy to be here. i'm pushing 70. chuck brown, the father of d.c.'s go go sounds. he entertained three different general generations. he is right up there with luke elington, and marvin gay. chuck di
's legendary godfather of go-go music. chuck brown. this is the beginning of a long good-bye for chuck. fans are snaking their way past his open casket down at the howard theater. for many, this is not a sad occasion. this is rather a time to celebrate the legacy of an artist who brought the city together for a long time. bruce johnson is live at the howard theater with more on the event still going on tonight. bruce. >> hey derek. we are outside the howard theater. a thinner crowd than we've seen for much of the day. these are people getting off work, dropping by. people were able to find parking places. they are at a premium. in the mid afternoon, most part it has been a festive-like atmosphere out here. this view is supposed to go on until 10:00 tonight. it will go on longer. it is public. it is open to everybody. no cameras inside. i'll give you a glimpse of what it's been like around here. is this a viewing unlike anything you've ever seen in this town. >> within the hour, the street in front of the howard theater has become a carnival and chuck brown, father of go-go, would have want
. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a grammy nomination? >> unbelievable. >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had its own sound called go go. ♪ chuck's biggest hit "busting loose" soared you have the charts in -- up the charts in 1978. even today it's played on every d.c. radio station. ♪ chuck brown's live concerts were a family affair. four generations turned out to hear chuck. >> he ohm boyed what we are, who we are, what we do. >> he is the true definition of d.c. culture. >> if you're from d.c. you have to be a chuck brown fan. >> how? >> right now because right now, i'm just enjoying every minute of -- of being on this planet. >> reporter: probably don't even have a permit for this and no idea how long it's going to go on but it's chuck brown, you really don't need a permit. somebody said that chuck brown is to d.c. what elvis is to memphis. back to you in the studio. >> as we mourn the loss of chuck brown we want to know what your favorite memories are of the god father of go to.
became d.c. classics. tonight the entire area mourning the loss of chuck brown, who has died at the age of 75. few artists in our town have had the enduring impact chuck brown had. a month or so ago he was admitted to john hopkins hospital with a publicly undisclosed illness. since that time, the rumor mill was filled with stories about his condition and whether indeed he was even still alive. today it was confirmed chuck brown has died. reportedly from complications with pneumonia. ♪ >> reporter: charles brown's musical career spanned some 50 years. there was seldom a moment when he and his guitar were not together jamming out in front of a crowd of bobbing heads and moving feet. the north carolina native got his start in the '60s playing the guitar for a d.c. based latin band. by the early '70s chuck brown was coming into his own and go-go was born. the godfather of go-go what the world came to call brown, creator of a musical genre that became synonymous with d.c. brown described it as jazz infused funk music with latin and african flairs driven by percussian and accente
are mourning the loss of chuck brown. he passed away yesterday at the age of 75 after a short bout with pneumonia. charl charles music career. the north carolina native got his start in the '60s playing his guitar for a d.c.-based latin band. by the early '70s charles got into his own. the godfather go-go is what the world came to call brown. it became synonymous with d.c. >> they heard funk before, it's just another form of funchy music with a lot of percussion and sound. >> let me hear you say oh it's got that latin and that african feel to it. >> just one more time. >> in and out of trouble with the law in his youth, brown taught himself to play guitar in prison. he and his go-go beat became world known landing his first billboard numb were one heat with "bustin' loose." he was nominated in 2010 at the age of 74. >> if i hit that stage, i right in a rage and forget about my age. >> chuck brown never turned his back on his home. he stayed a staple of d.c. events that became important with his community. he spent his time with students around the district never forgetting how a yo
for next week's public farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all day at the howard theater on t street northwest. then the community can attend a memorial on thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more on the final farewell to this washington legend. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday. >> yes, i'll be there without a doubt. >> reporter: how do you feel about chuck brown? >> i love him. i love him to death. i through up on chuck brown. -- i grew up on chuck brown. >> reporter: one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring people together from all over the place, whites, african americans, asians. he played the go go clubs and he played the kennedy center. his funeral will be here in perhaps the most establishment
egend chuck brown as hundreds pay their respects at a public memorial. >> plus a local man posing outrage against the president the charges, and what his wife says is really going on. good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> glad you are with us on this thursday morning may 31. a beautiful start to the day. it should be nice all the way around. good morning, i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. lisa baden is here to pick us off. >> some traffic in forestville, maryland, is getting by there was a fatal crash overnight on marlboro pike and donnell drive. is no longer completely closed. we will have more details on that. if let's go to newschopper 7 looking at a crash on 66 eastbound live. this is just before the beltway would do is expected from 123 pass nutley street. they are trying to move everyone on to the left shoulder. only the two right lanes open. -- past nutley street. now to adam caskey. >> things will take a turn tomorrow for the afternoon hours. beautiful picture right now of the federal ci
:18. back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> 6:10 now. today begins the public goodbye to chuck brown. the godfather of go-go music died nearly to weeks ago at the age of 57. >> in just a -- age of 75. >> in just a few hours, a public viewing begins. delia goncalves is there live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. we have our first fan who has come here to line up for what is expected to be a really historic day. michael barry, you' originally from d.c., a native, love go-go i'm assuming. you drew this picture of chuck brown. >> yes, i did. thank you. >> reporter: tell me why you came out today and what does this mean for you? >> i remember standing in line to go to some of chuck brown's go-goes, many of the venues around town when i was younger. not even so much younger. but he's a historic part of the city. i really wanted to be here this morning to pay tribute to him. >> reporter: i was remarking before it seems like everybody has a picture with chuck brown. and that shows you just how much he loved his fans. he took time out to take a picture with everyone. tell me about w
. >> after two weeks of remembrances, d.c. will bid a final farewell to local music legend brown. >> thousands attended tuesday's viewing at how water theatre. now thousands are expected to -- howard theatre. now thousands are expected to show up for his funeral. delia goncalves is live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. tuesday was a pretty incredible day. we're likely to see that again. organizers say this is going to be the kind of musical sendoff, the largest that the city has ever seen with local and national artists all coming to the convention center to pay tribute. several bands will be taking the stage today including the chuck brown band. the thousands of fans that we all saw lined up outside of howard theatre on tuesday will be in for quite a spectacular show. though brown's passing is certainly the end after chapter here in the district, folks have been celebrating his life's work and contribution to the city and today will certainly be no exception. >> you had louie armstrong transcends jazz. you have bob marli who developed a genre and transcends that. now y
the public viewing for the godfather of go chuck brown. mourners were upset because the storms led organizers to and did it two hours early. more with the frustration of fans tonight. >> does public viewing was scheduled to last until 10:00. at 8:30 there were still a long line of people wrapping all the way around the corner waiting to get in to see chuck brown. that is when the rain and lightning started. security guards tried to send everybody home. these fans were not having it. curious fans demanded doors be reopened to chuck brown's memorial after they shut down the doors because of the weather. >> we feel it is our right. they should let us in the building. >> this is a wake. >> after the angry mob was told it would be allowed and in small groups, the torrential downpour did little to dampen the spirits of those saying goodbye to the godfather of go. before the rain it was the crowd flooding chuck brown way in honor of the legendary music man. anthony jones drove down from new jersey. >> i am a jersey boy turned into a go-go lover. >> those who made the height did so with heavy hearts
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: social media giant facebook went public today with a high-profile ride on wall street. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the newshour tonight, we assess whether facebook and its management can live up to the hype surrounding today's stock offering. >> brown: then, ray suarez talks to u.s.a.i.d. administrator rajiv shah about a new public and private sector partnership to fight hunger in africa. >> warner: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: we have an update on the trayvon martin case after florida prosecutors release over 200 pages of photos and eyewitness accounts of the shooting of the unarmed teen. >> warner: and hari sreenivasan has a conversation with author and software developer clay johnson on managing the glut of information in this digital age. >> your clips have consequences, when you're reading an article on-line, you're not just reading that article, you're voting fors it, you're telling the editor to write more stuff like that. >> brown
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama today said definitively he now believes same-sex marriage should be legal. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, we'll explore the president's evolution on the issue and talk about the debate going forward. >> brown: then, we turn to the political upset in indiana, where a tea party candidate toppled veteran senator richard lugar. >> ifill: we get new details about the would-be suicide bomber who was a double agent cooperating with the c.i.a. to foil an al-qaeda bomb plot. >> brown: from cambodia, fred de sam lazaro reports on one group's efforts to help homeless children have a brighter future. >> in make-shift gatherings like this one-part kindergarten part clinic, the children come to get cuts and scratches tended, to play board games or a rare luxury: to shampoo their hair. >> ifill: and ray suarez talks with steven lee myers of the new york times about the high-level, diplomatic drama that freed a chinese activist. >> brown: that's all ahe
candidate brown to verbally attack then-mayor fenty. tonight, many still want ton if mayor gray had knowledge of this. vincent gray's campaign for mayor was a long time ago but questions about what went on behind the scenes won't go away. mayor gray refused to talk about two of his campaign workers charged this week. >> this is an ongoing pending investigation and there is nothing, really, i can comment on and this is obviously continuing to unfold. >> reporter: according to authorities, brown was not lying when he said members of gray's campaign paid him to stay in the race. brown has always said that the mayor knew about it. the mayor always denied it. >> i think i will stay with what i said before and there is that continuing investigation. it has been for months. >> reporter: wednesday, gray's campaign worker howard brooks was charged with making a false statement to the fbi when he said he never gave money to brown's campaign. we went to brooks' silver spring home seeking comments but no one answered the door. before he was charged this morning, council hab mary chay, who led a
chuck brown [ music ] >> go go club, go go girls, go go music. i decided to call it go go music. >>> goes and goes that is how go go got its name. brown started the trendy sound in the nations capital in the 70s and it took off. straight ahead a look at his life and legacy. a morning filled with special guests, new and were influenced by the funk pioneer. >>> usually if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. sketchers paying out big time accused of being a little sketchy for its line of shoes that promised a toner and leaner body. are you in for a refund. >>> a woman paralyzed by a stroke does something she hasn't been able to do for 15 years, move on her own. more on this medical milestone. fox 5 morning news at 7 starts now. >>> good morning there is a live lookout side, a fine start to this day and it looks like it is going to be a spectacular day. maybe a spectacular couple of days as a matter of fact. this is thursday, may 17th, 2012. >>> we want to get right to the weather. tucker barnes, that was tucker, tony and tucker together, joining us with a look at th
investigation. vestigation. >>> chuck brown's family is holing a public viewing at the howard theater today. >> throughout the day, thousands of fans are expected to come out in honor of the godfather of go-go. melanie alnwick is live at howard theater with details on the tribute this morning. >> reporter: good morning. based on the number of media who are already here this morning, it looks like it will be a pretty well attended event. you said thousands of people are expected. we've heard some estimates as many as 20,000 or 30,000 people. it will be quite the scene here this afternoon. the family has made plans for a very quiet, respectful event. the 75-year-old godfather of go- go died may 17th from complications from pneumonia after a lengthy hospital stay. since then, fans have come to this area not far from where brown grew up to leave tokens of respect and appreciation. brown was scheduled to play a sold-out show at the newly renovated howard on april 1st. he fell ill just days before that. today, the formal farewell begins first with this public viewing. fans will able to quietly wa
campaign donations to pay off former candidate, sulaimon brown. the deal called for brown to take money in exchange for verbal attacks on mayor adrian fenty. he did not know about plans to pay brown. matt acklin has more. >> does the mayor know about any of this? >> reporter: no comment from tho thomas gore. earlier, he admitted to a federal judge that he would take out money orders, give them to another unnamed campaign worker, who would then give them to sulaimon brown. a total of $660 worth. and when sulaimon brown went to the media, gore says he shredded a notebook with payment records. >> i think mr. gore said in court today that there was an agreement between he and, i think it was person a. and person a did his part. mr. gore did his part. >> gore's attorney tells us his client is working with federal authorities as they continue their probe into gray's campaign. >> whatever they asked. >> cook believes federal authorities are not done yet. >> i believe that the government will charge additional fee. >> one of those people might be who prosecutors refer to as person a. go
of a leg. >> they're trying to pay their respects to check brown. first of the attached on. it led to 10 inches of rain. the national hurricane center says it'll skimmed along the south carolina coast. it is expected to strengthen again. >> we have some rain. >> we did. still in a little bit out there. >> avoid do we get some rain. sticky look at some of the rainfall totals. germantown 1.5 inches. sterling 1.69. these are some of the highest accumulations' i could find. temperatures in the 60's. lingering sprinkles in southern prince george's county. just some widely separated light sprinkles. 72 in the district. 53 in winchester. the humidity will gradually drop throughout the day. it will not be as high. highs will be around 82 or 83. an isolated showers possible later on. cooler and less humid. a beautiful day tomorrow. this is exactly where we should be this time of year. >> the commute looks ok. no overnight construction to move out of the way. interstate travel is working in your favor in case you want to get out of dodge. nothing on 70 or 95 south into richmond north into baltimor
. 25 years. he shot and killed trooper wesley brown in june of 2010, coming up at 5:30, hear from coop are troon's partner, who was there that night and held -- >> the younger brother of two nfl stars is now charged with killing a tourist. 66-year-old gary dedrick died michael davis is now charged with his murder. he's in custody tonight charged with two other attacks as well. he's the brother of vernon davis and tonight tay davis. >> the a judge dropped charges against randy babbitt after a key piece of evidence failed to support the charges. julie has it latest now from fairfax. >> reporter: former faa chief randy babbitt being cleared of the charges that cost him his high-profile career. in early deficiency he was. >> it's been a -- there's a tough time. there's a lot of press and reaction. i'm glad it's over and ready to get rid ready in twes. babbitt had just left a nearby dinner party where he had had two and a half to three glasses of wine over the course of the evening. once babbitt was pulled over, officer morris gave him a breath test. he rej terd .07, below the legal limit.
qaeda and nazis, but it was not hazardous. >> ♪ >> fans are remembering chuck brown this morning, the man who helped bring the bogosgo-go scene to the map in d.c. jummy olabanji has more on our fans are honoring the local legend. >> they are honoring him through his music. fans gathered outside the howard theater last night in honor of tie-up brown. a new that he had been sick for several weeks, but that did not stop them from celebrating his life. >> my fans are the ones to keep the going. >> he loves his fans and his fans love him backed. >> i have loved him since i was 12 years old. >> i love that man. >> when news of the musician's in debt spread across the city said as quickly turned into a celebration of his life and legacy. >> the life and legacy of john brown if. >> his music filled the local airwaves and in every corner of the city, including the sidewalk in front of the street named in his honor. >> ♪ i don't hear you ♪ >> he told the story of how he grew up shining shoes on the streets of d.c. and then ended up going to prison where another prisoner gave him a g
the family of singer/songwriter is discussing with officials a public sendoff. the 75-year-old brown died wednesday of organ failure at john hopkins hospital in baltimore. d.c. mayor vincent gray said he might make the washington convention center available for a public funeral. it is expected to attract thousands of fans and dignitaries who followed chuck brown during four decades. >>> this weekend the tributeses to the father of go-go kin. >> reporter: a lot of people are continuing to celebrate the life of chuck brown. of course u street a place no stranger to chuck brown. he practically played every single venue. here at the velvet lounge, everything inside is dedicated to the father of go-go. he may be gone but what he left behind for generations was the biggest gift key have given washington, a music like identity. >> go-go to the city is what chuck gave. >> it's going to be fun. >> it's easy to do because he had so much good. >> reporter: those listening to his music and remembers the godfather of go-go isn't just a way to celebrate his life but make sure his legacy is never forget
brown was using computers at the central library to log on to craigslist and today that's exactly where they found him. it was behind these doors at the central library where police say david brown set his scheme into motion. and it was here behind a computer screen he was busted. >> we suspect that he may have been lining up his next victim. >> reporter: police say brown used library computers to postfake ads on craigslist. advertising big ticket items like watches. police have linked brown to four cases, at one he fired a shot at a victim who ran away. but when police showed up at the library, brown had nowhere to run. >> you're taking advantage of the little something they give us. >> reporter: everyone who uses the library has to swipe their library card and the websites visited can be traced. >> when i do go to meet people i always take somebody with me. >> there's a lot of things on social network you didn't trust. >> reporter: because you never know who's really on the other end of the computer. >> reporter: and police are now questioning brown to see if he's linked to any other
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